The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a new team to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scientific Advisory Group on the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) will also be tasked with studying the origins of future outbreaks and epidemics and guiding studies of emerging pathogens more generally, according to a report in www.science.org/content/article/who-unveils-new-26-member-panel-restart-study-pandemic-s-origins WHO’s proposed list of SAGO members contains 26 researchers from 26 countries, 11 of whom are women. Six members were also part of the international team that travelled to China earlier this year to study the pandemic’s origins with Chinese colleagues. That earlier team’s report had favoured a natural origin of SARS-CoV-2, calling a possible leak from a lab in Wuhan, China, “extremely unlikely.” WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus later said, however, that it was too early to rule out this hypothesis. WHO selected the proposed … Read Full Article about Will political posturing give way to calm investigation when WHO investigates future pandemics?